Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas Ornaments

Beautifully stitched by that precious Pamela! Here is the picture:

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Pamela, your sewing talents continue to ASTOUND me!!!

These gifts will be treasured addition to my Christmas memories ;)

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" Luke 2:8-11

Sunday, December 17, 2006

A procrastinator's update on the feet to prayers sock swap

I received my package from my partner quite a while ago. And I believe that I have e-mailed her and thanked her. I will thank her here as well. Thank you Judith!! Thank you for my sock and pattern, for the angel mold (how did you know that I like angels?) and for the sheep!! I have also updated this in my blog.

This is the sock knitted by my partner. And the pattern that she wrote. On 2 circular size 3 needle. And they fit pretty well too. Now I need to knit up its mate so I can wear them instead of just admiring them here at my computer station.
Along with the sock and yarn, Judith sent me an angel mold, and a Serta sheep!!

Now my husband's sheep has company!!My friend with the LYS also sells furniture, (that was the primary business) and Serta mattresses. When we bought our new mattress, we got a sheep. She also raises sheep.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Charlotte, It's On It's Way

My Feet To Prayers Pal has been Charlotte. Poor Charlotte has been very patient with me since I had knit three "almost socks" and had a meltdown! I have still not decided what I am going to do about that sock, however I have sent a sockless package on its way to Charlotte, and hopefully you will like the other goodies too! :-) Never fear...Charlotte WILL receive a sock as soon as I figure this all out and get my brain moving forward! Even though I didn't do the greatest job finishing on this exchange, I have really enjoyed that we can pray for each other and I like that the next one, we will know who we are so it will be easier to discuss with each other and get to know each other better! So many times I found myself wanting to tell Charlotte something, but knew if I did, it would give my identity away.

A HUGE THANK YOU Cary! You did an awesome job on this swap and I think I can speak for all the ladies...we really appreciate you!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The mailman brought.....

a wonderful package from Sharon! It had a lovely sock, a towel that she embroidered, a card with the Footprints poem, and a magazine with some great cookie recipes. It just so happens that I am in the middle of my Christmas cookie baking, so that was perfect. Thank you so much Sharon!

My sock is here...

I'm chasing after a 17 month old grandson today so no time for long posts. But I wanted to let everyone know I received my pkg from Cary and posted photos on my Perennial Grace Blog.

Thank you Cary! I love everything you sent.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Update from Sharon

Sharon sent me the following update on her Feet To Prayers swap (and it sounds like she is pretty happy!):

I have received the gorgeous sock, hand-dyed yarn, crochet bookmark, Hershey's Chocolate bar, pattern and a box of inspirational sayings, all from my secret sister..... Charlotte. The pattern and colors she chose for my sock is beautiful! I am looking forward to knitting the matching sock after the holidays. Thank you Charlotte.

I also have sent out a package to my "Feet to Prayers" partner. She may have it as of yesterday or today. I was a bit delayed getting this to the Post Office but.... she should have it this week.

I also received my "prize" from Eve. Oh my goodness..... what a gorgeous hand-dyed sock yarn. The colors are perfect as it signifies my recent scare with what was thought to be breast cancer, as well as my youngest daughters recent breast tumor which was found to be benign. Making socks with this yarn and wearing them will remind us how fortunate we have been and how we fully support research to hopefully someday cure this awful disease. Eve also sent me the cutest little sock blocker key chain with a pattern to make a tiny sock to fit this. Cute! Eve remembered how much I loved the photos of her "Rose of Sharon" photos on her blog and sent me seeds to start growing my own next spring. Thank you Eve!

This has been a fun exchange. Thank you Cary for organizing this for us.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Amazing Package

I received my totally wonderful package yesterday and have a picture on my blog. Thank you so much Carissa for a totally yummy package.

I spoke with my partner and she realizes that my package is going to be a little late due to um....packing it up accidentally while moving. I just need to find it and then get it off to her.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Time for Feet To Rest

Hello, Dear Sisters!

Well, December 1st (our deadline for mailing packages) has come and gone....didn't the time seem to just fly by?!?

By now you should have sent your packages out to your Pal, or contacted her to let her know if it will soon be on its way. I think there were about half of us who didn't mail right out by the first, but that is okay as long as you let your Pal know so she knows she isn't forgotten!

Were you blessed by doing this? I know I was. I feel like I got a glimpse into Pamela's sweet heart and funny spirit by the gifts and notes and prayers she sent to me! I couldn't have had a better pal! And I was blessed to be praying for Eve and her family, to be selecting little things to send along to her, to laugh and frown over her "Socks in the Dirt" sock yarn - hehehe - I hope she will share a photo when it arrives ;)

I hope (and I think you are) that most of you will be joining in for the Life Overflowing swap, too!

Big, fat snowflakes are falling gently down this morning and a bright silver moon is shining, making everything look new and peaceful. I wish it were so for all the world, and my heart is full of sadness for those who don't know the peace of having Jesus Christ the Saviour of their lives no matter what their circumstance. Lets all pray for each others unsaved loved ones this week!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Wonderful Day!

I got my sock and goodies from Eve.

Do you see that sock? Isn’t it incredible? Eve developed the pattern herself and it is just stunning. I wish I had one of those top of the range cameras that cost a gazillion dollars, because nothing less would do justice to the splendour of this sock. Boy oh boy, do I have my work cut out for me, making its mate.

Eve also sent me some wonderful gifts, including the pretty Friendship mordiford, made with the assistance of Ruben. I think Eve intended this to be hung outside, for the birds, but it’s going on my Christmas tree instead. It’s much too good for the birds.

The little bracelet on top of the box is so pretty. Eve, is it intended to be used for counting rows?

Eve also included some fruit’n’nut nibbles. I’m so proud of myself for not scoffing them before taking a photo.

Was there ever anyone so generous as Eve?

On a different note: Cary – all my emails to you, from either of my email addresses, keep getting bounced back. I can’t figure out what’s gone wrong, but be assured that I am NOT ignoring you!